The wild silkmoths of Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).
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Introduction: The following check list was compiled from literature and specimens in the Collection L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany). Specimens figured herein are preserved in the Collection Laela H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), if not otherwise stated. Digital pictures were taken by Ulrich Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), if not otherwise stated. The check list might be not free of any errors in determinations, spelling of names, authors, publication years, and/or incomplete. Any hints, proposals, and/or corrections are highly wellcome and may be send to the webmaster (e-mail: webmaster@wildsilkmoth-paukstadt.de). The Saturniidae of the East Malaysian part of Borneo are included into this checklist, because the saturniid fauna of the Indonesian part of Borneo (the Kalimantan provinces) is still poorly known. Some of the taxa recorded for East Malaysia might inhabit the provinces of Kalimantan as well. The check list is updated frequently. Presently 10 taxa of the genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816") are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:


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Genus: Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")


Superfamily: Bombycoidea Latreille, 1802
Family: Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Subfamily: Saturniinae Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")



Tribe: Attacini Blanchard, 1840
Genus: Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")


  1. Samia insularis Snellen van Vollenhoven, 1862
Distribution. - Borneo: West Kalimantan Prov.; Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov.; Jawa: D.K.I. Jakarta, West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., D.I. Yogyakarta, Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.

  2. Samia vandenberghi (Watson,1915)
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov., and South-East Sulawesi Prov.

  3. Samia tetrica (Rebel, 1924)
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak); West Kalimantan Prov.

  4. Samia ceramensis Bouvier, 1927
Distribution. - Moluccas: Seram Island.

  5. Samia yayukae U.Paukstadt, Peigler & L.H.Paukstadt, 1993
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Flores Island.

  6. Samia peigleri Naumann & Nässig, 1995
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov., and South-East Sulawesi Prov.

  7. Samia naumanni U.Paukstadt, Peigler & L.H.Paukstadt, 1998
Distribution. - Moluccas: North Moluccas Prov. (Sanana Isl.); Sulawesi: Central Sulawesi Prov. (Banggai Archipelago only)

  8. Samia naessigi Naumann & Peigler, 2001
Distribution. - Moluccas: North Moluccas Prov. (Halmahera Isl.)

  9. Samia abrerai Naumann & Peigler, 2001
Distribution. - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali.

10. Samia kikibudiamini U.Paukstadt, L.H.Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 2002
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Alor, Timor.



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